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Old 06-17-2012, 05:27 PM
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I just got contacts for the first time a few days ago. I'm pretty sure I mixed them up like an idiot. The left eye has only a slightly stronger prescription than the right eye, but it has a lot more of an astigmatism. No matter which way I put them in they seem blurry, probably because I am new to contacts. Is there any way to tell which eye they go into by the little numbers on the actual contacts? Theres a two digit number, a letter, and a 7, on both. Or maybe I should just go back to the eye doctor and admit that I'm an idiot and ask for another trial pair?

TIA!
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:59 PM
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Hi

I just got contacts for the first time a few days ago. I'm pretty sure I mixed them up like an idiot. The left eye has only a slightly stronger prescription than the right eye, but it has a lot more of an astigmatism. No matter which way I put them in they seem blurry, probably because I am new to contacts. Is there any way to tell which eye they go into by the little numbers on the actual contacts? Theres a two digit number, a letter, and a 7, on both. Or maybe I should just go back to the eye doctor and admit that I'm an idiot and ask for another trial pair?

TIA!
If the difference is not huge it will be very hard to figure out at home. Do practice from now on opening a dominant side first like the "right" side. Please return to your doctor for a re-evaluation.
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If the difference is not huge it will be very hard to figure out at home. Do practice from now on opening a dominant side first like the "right" side. Please return to your doctor for a re-evaluation.
Good advice for "penguingirl." I don't think she's an "idiot," do you? Like you said, it's very difficult to to tell your right lens from your left if you're at home without the doctor's help.
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Good advice for "penguingirl." I don't think she's an "idiot," do you? Like you said, it's very difficult to to tell your right lens from your left if you're at home without the doctor's help.
Yes sometimes you do feel silly when lens mixups occur but because the original poster has only a slight difference in power its really hard to tell. The best thing to do in this situation is go back to the doc and he will give you a new set from the trials.

THere are great colored lens cases out there with two different cap colors....sometimes if we remember a color of the lens case cap....that may help.

I always recommend handling the right lens first or whaterver your dominant side is.


Ps> if you ask your ecp nicely...they may be able to sell you the special dotting pen that places a small black dot on the edge of the lens. This is done at the lab when they are manufacturing rgp lenses. Its a pen and once the dot is placed on the lens its pretty permanent but can wear off on soft lenses. Just an idea.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:18 AM
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Yes sometimes you do feel silly when lens mixups occur but because the original poster has only a slight difference in power its really hard to tell. The best thing to do in this situation is go back to the doc and he will give you a new set from the trials.

THere are great colored lens cases out there with two different cap colors....sometimes if we remember a color of the lens case cap....that may help.

I always recommend handling the right lens first or whaterver your dominant side is.


Ps> if you ask your ecp nicely...they may be able to sell you the special dotting pen that places a small black dot on the edge of the lens. This is done at the lab when they are manufacturing rgp lenses. Its a pen and once the dot is placed on the lens its pretty permanent but can wear off on soft lenses. Just an idea.
Those are some good suggestions. Thanks.
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Also, make sure your lens are not inside out, this would cause some irritation to the eye and possibly blurriness, right?
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:54 PM
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Thanks everyone. I finally figured out which one goes in which eye. One way I couldn't see out of either eye, one way I could see out of the left and not the right. I figured the right way is the later. Now my problem is that I can't really see that well out of them. The right eye seems very blurry, and I'm getting a pretty bad headache. I wouldn't dare wear them out of the house because I wouldn't be able to see to drive.

I'm not sure if this is a getting used to them problem, or if my prescription is screwed up. I'm going to go back to the eye doc and ask for help. Possibly for another brand too. Any recommendations on brands?

My Mom is scaring me away from contacts because she said she couldn't stand the toric ones when she tried them (about 20 years ago haha). I'm trying to convince her that the technology has changed, but I'm not so sure anymore.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:42 PM
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Hi

I just got contacts for the first time a few days ago. I'm pretty sure I mixed them up like an idiot. The left eye has only a slightly stronger prescription than the right eye, but it has a lot more of an astigmatism. No matter which way I put them in they seem blurry, probably because I am new to contacts. Is there any way to tell which eye they go into by the little numbers on the actual contacts? Theres a two digit number, a letter, and a 7, on both. Or maybe I should just go back to the eye doctor and admit that I'm an idiot and ask for another trial pair?

TIA!
The tori lenses of yesteryear have changed dramatically.....the new soft torics are really much better and they fit better too.
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